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A hands-on workshop presented by Marsha Chan
CATESOL Northern Regional Conference, Sacramento, CA
 Sound educational values
Content
Methodology
 Content-rich meaningful contexts
 Full use of multimedia and technology
 Teaches and tests pronunciation skills
 Three levels:
 Lower intermediate
 Upper intermediate
 Advanced
 9 male & female speakers with a range of
speaking styles. Choose from among 3 versions:
 North American
 British
 Australian
 Ages 12 to adult
 300+ hours of interactive engagement
 Brings together theory and practice
 27 video clips
Hide text
Show text with hotwords
 Focus on suprasegmentals
Pause groups/phrasing
Syllables
Stress
Pitch/intonation
Linking
 Learning activities based on videos of
extended passages of natural speech
 Mark up transcript for suprasegmental
features
Pause groups, syllables, stress, pitch, linking
 Record and compare with model
 Speech recognition feedback on CD version
 36 additional extension exercises
 Sounds–International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)
 Tutorials for each module
 Optional transcripts
 Learn mode – unlimited attempts
 Test mode – 1 attempt, scored
 Tracking – exercises, time, scores
 Password protected printing
 Teaches and tests
Spelling
Vocabulary
Pronunciation
 Over 4000 illustrated head words arranged in
12 groups and 95 topics
Syllabification for every head word
Singulars, plurals, words and sentences
Graded spelling activities for every head word
 Ages 10 to adult
 Over 1000 hours of interactive learning
 Voice recording
 Hotwords – glossed words & phrases
 Word info
 Games
 Learn mode – unlimited attempts
 Test mode – 1 attempt, scored
 Tracking – exercises, time, scores
 Password protected printing
 4 levels: upper beginner to advanced
 Ages 12 to adult
 600+ activities based on 8 topical issues
 Learn mode – unlimited attempts
 Test mode – 1 attempt, scored
 Tracking – exercises, time, scores
 Password protected printing
 A whole language program based on video
dialogues and interviews with comprehensive
exercises for
Listening
Reading
Writing
Vocabulary
Spelling
Grammar
Pronunciation
 Listening
Match spoken and written words
Match pictures with spoken sentences
Identify differences between spoken and written
texts
 Vocabulary
Match words, same and opposite meaning
 Writing
Punctuation
Comprehension questions
Note-taking
Summary writing
Expressing opinions
Essay writing (various genres)
NOT computer corrected!
 Five modules
Lowercase
Uppercase
Mixed Cases
Keyboard
Basic spelling
 Six graded exercises in each module
 Letter names and sounds
 Alphabetical order
 CD-ROM standalone and networks (PC)
The Alphabet
Spelling Fusion
Issues in English 2
Connected Speech
 Online network subscription licenses
Issues in English 2
Connected Speech
 Teacher can determine
To log in, what should a learner type?
 Name o Learner ID o Both name & ID
Is a password required?
 Yes o No
Are unregistered learners allowed to use the
program
 Yes o No
 Type of report
 Select the title(s)
 Add a filter to block
some results, e.g., date
 Only include exercises
with n parameters
 Show [all, 1st, last]
attempt
 Show every record?
 Software title
 License expiration date
 How many of licenses used
 Number of uses per month
 From & To dates
 How many times
has each course
been run?
 How long has
each course been
used for? (Hours)
 User
 Title
 Attempts
 Date
range
 Exercises completed
 Average score
 Average duration
 Total time spent
Title Course Unit Exercise Score
Duration
(min)
Start
time
 Live Action English and More Live Action English
teach via Total Physical Response (TPR) – based
on text Live Action English by Romijn and Seely
 Each presents 10 dynamic units
 Especially effective for low-beginning to low
intermediate ESL grades 3-12, college, adults.
 Practical vocabulary in context through videos in
10 action sequences.
 Verb form practice in context in the 4 basic
tenses: past, present, present progressive,
future.
 Dictations, help, more.
LAEI MLAEI
 Time To Clean House
 Playing a Cassette
 Grocery Shopping
 Giving Directions
 Sending a Postcard
 Going Fishing
 Using a Payphone
 Planting a Seed
 Making a Table
 Office Worker
 At the Laundromat
 Taking a Hike
 Job Safety
 Ice Cream and TV
 Yard Work
 Making an Omelet
 Doctor’s Visit
 Going Swimming
 Call the Landlord
 A Party!
 CONNECTED SPEECH
www.sunburstmedia.com/connectedspeech.html
 SPELLING FUSION
http://www.sunburstmedia.com/spellingfusion.h
tml
 ISSUES IN ENGLISH 2
www.sunburstmedia.com/issuesinenglish.html
 THE ALPHABET
www.sunburstmedia.com/alphabet.html
 More Live Action English Interactive
 For a free 30-day demo, orders, or more
information, you may reach us at
Email: sales@sunburstmedia.com
Web: www.sunburstmedia.com
Tel/Fax: (408) 245-8514

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English language software

  • 1. A hands-on workshop presented by Marsha Chan CATESOL Northern Regional Conference, Sacramento, CA
  • 2.  Sound educational values Content Methodology  Content-rich meaningful contexts  Full use of multimedia and technology
  • 3.  Teaches and tests pronunciation skills  Three levels:  Lower intermediate  Upper intermediate  Advanced  9 male & female speakers with a range of speaking styles. Choose from among 3 versions:  North American  British  Australian  Ages 12 to adult  300+ hours of interactive engagement
  • 4.  Brings together theory and practice  27 video clips Hide text Show text with hotwords  Focus on suprasegmentals Pause groups/phrasing Syllables Stress Pitch/intonation Linking
  • 5.  Learning activities based on videos of extended passages of natural speech  Mark up transcript for suprasegmental features Pause groups, syllables, stress, pitch, linking  Record and compare with model  Speech recognition feedback on CD version  36 additional extension exercises  Sounds–International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)
  • 6.  Tutorials for each module  Optional transcripts  Learn mode – unlimited attempts  Test mode – 1 attempt, scored  Tracking – exercises, time, scores  Password protected printing
  • 7.  Teaches and tests Spelling Vocabulary Pronunciation  Over 4000 illustrated head words arranged in 12 groups and 95 topics Syllabification for every head word Singulars, plurals, words and sentences Graded spelling activities for every head word  Ages 10 to adult  Over 1000 hours of interactive learning
  • 8.  Voice recording  Hotwords – glossed words & phrases  Word info  Games  Learn mode – unlimited attempts  Test mode – 1 attempt, scored  Tracking – exercises, time, scores  Password protected printing
  • 9.  4 levels: upper beginner to advanced  Ages 12 to adult  600+ activities based on 8 topical issues  Learn mode – unlimited attempts  Test mode – 1 attempt, scored  Tracking – exercises, time, scores  Password protected printing
  • 10.  A whole language program based on video dialogues and interviews with comprehensive exercises for Listening Reading Writing Vocabulary Spelling Grammar Pronunciation
  • 11.  Listening Match spoken and written words Match pictures with spoken sentences Identify differences between spoken and written texts  Vocabulary Match words, same and opposite meaning
  • 12.  Writing Punctuation Comprehension questions Note-taking Summary writing Expressing opinions Essay writing (various genres) NOT computer corrected!
  • 13.  Five modules Lowercase Uppercase Mixed Cases Keyboard Basic spelling  Six graded exercises in each module  Letter names and sounds  Alphabetical order
  • 14.  CD-ROM standalone and networks (PC) The Alphabet Spelling Fusion Issues in English 2 Connected Speech  Online network subscription licenses Issues in English 2 Connected Speech
  • 15.
  • 16.  Teacher can determine To log in, what should a learner type?  Name o Learner ID o Both name & ID Is a password required?  Yes o No Are unregistered learners allowed to use the program  Yes o No
  • 17.  Type of report  Select the title(s)  Add a filter to block some results, e.g., date  Only include exercises with n parameters  Show [all, 1st, last] attempt  Show every record?
  • 18.  Software title  License expiration date  How many of licenses used  Number of uses per month
  • 19.  From & To dates  How many times has each course been run?  How long has each course been used for? (Hours)
  • 20.  User  Title  Attempts  Date range  Exercises completed  Average score  Average duration  Total time spent Title Course Unit Exercise Score Duration (min) Start time
  • 21.  Live Action English and More Live Action English teach via Total Physical Response (TPR) – based on text Live Action English by Romijn and Seely  Each presents 10 dynamic units  Especially effective for low-beginning to low intermediate ESL grades 3-12, college, adults.  Practical vocabulary in context through videos in 10 action sequences.  Verb form practice in context in the 4 basic tenses: past, present, present progressive, future.  Dictations, help, more.
  • 22. LAEI MLAEI  Time To Clean House  Playing a Cassette  Grocery Shopping  Giving Directions  Sending a Postcard  Going Fishing  Using a Payphone  Planting a Seed  Making a Table  Office Worker  At the Laundromat  Taking a Hike  Job Safety  Ice Cream and TV  Yard Work  Making an Omelet  Doctor’s Visit  Going Swimming  Call the Landlord  A Party!
  • 23.  CONNECTED SPEECH www.sunburstmedia.com/connectedspeech.html  SPELLING FUSION http://www.sunburstmedia.com/spellingfusion.h tml  ISSUES IN ENGLISH 2 www.sunburstmedia.com/issuesinenglish.html  THE ALPHABET www.sunburstmedia.com/alphabet.html  More Live Action English Interactive
  • 24.  For a free 30-day demo, orders, or more information, you may reach us at Email: sales@sunburstmedia.com Web: www.sunburstmedia.com Tel/Fax: (408) 245-8514

Editor's Notes

  1. www.sunburstmedia.com/connectedspeech.html